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isolating foam for studio monitors ?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: isolating foam for studio monitors ? Reply with quote

im looking for like a rubber/foam pad to put my monitors on. when i play my record player it starts humming the second i drop the needle quietly then it gets louder and louder and louder and eventually gives a real low bassy feedback. the vibrations of the monitors are shaking the shit out of the computer desk which the record player is sitting on too.

i searched "foam pad" "isolating foam pad"

and all i get is the shit you stick on your walls to sound proof.

does this kind of thing exist? if so links ?

the monitors came with rubber pads on the bottom but they are mega thin.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had good results using just a folded up tea towel (or similar).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so thats the best shortscale can come up with ? a fucking towel ?


thanks for the suggestion paul. no thanks to the other thousands of shortscale members who contribute zero to the forum / my problems
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rubber hockey pucks
Blue foam padding used for camping
Cork sheets
Old piece of carpet
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the important bit is that you probably don't need to spend money on expensive isolating foam, because that's something that will have been designed for studio use to do a fairly specific job.

There are probably any number of things lying around you that will work fine and can be put together in such a way as to look discrete. Shave your cats, put the hair in sandwich bags. Hey presto: Isolation pads.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some 1/2" foam in whatever size you want from a specialty store. Google revealed a bunch in Buffalo. It won't be much. Better yet, most of those shops will give you scraps for free.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put it on top of another monitor. That'd isolate the top one.

Vertical stereo and all that.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just use rubber sandals.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Office-style carpet samples do the trick and are thin enough to stay level just fine. Good stuff.

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